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Human myiasis cases originating and reported in africa for the last two decades (1998-2018): A review.

Acta Trop 2020 Jun 16;210:105590. Epub 2020 Jun 16.

Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Walter Sisulu University, P/Bag X1, Mthatha 5117, South Africa. Electronic address:

The article reviews literature on myiasis in Africa and cases that originated in Africa over the last two decades (1998-2018). The relevant literature was obtained by using several databases (Science-Direct, JSTOR, Google Scholar, Ebscohost and PubMed). We searched for the following words or their combination myiasis, maggots, fly species responsible for myiasis found in Africa, and the different types of myiasis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2020.105590DOI Listing

Myiasis due to .

Am J Trop Med Hyg 2020 Feb;102(2):251

Infectious Disease Consultant, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.19-0579DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008319PMC
February 2020

A novel method extracting cutaneous myiasis.

Int J Dermatol 2020 Jun 5. Epub 2020 Jun 5.

Department of Dermatology, Center of Aesthetic Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijd.14971DOI Listing

More than just nestlings: incidence of subcutaneous Philornis (Diptera: Muscidae) nest flies in adult birds.

Parasitol Res 2020 Jul 4;119(7):2337-2342. Epub 2020 Jun 4.

The Peregrine Fund, 5668 W Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID, 83709, USA.

Philornis flies Meinert (Diptera: Muscidae) have been documented parasitizing over 250 bird species, some of which are endemic species threatened with extinction. Philornis parasitism is hypothesized to affect nestlings disproportionately more than adult birds because limited mobility and exposed skin of nestlings increase their vulnerability to parasitism. We used a comprehensive literature review and our recent fieldwork in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Grenada to challenge the idea that parasitism by subcutaneous Philornis species is a phenomenon primarily found in nestlings, a fact that has not been quantified to date. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-020-06696-2DOI Listing

Treatment of facial myiasis in an elderly patient with oral squamous cell carcinoma: Case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2020 21;71:260-265. Epub 2020 May 21.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Coordinator of Department of Oral Surgery, School of Dentistry, University of Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo, RS, Brazil. Electronic address:

Myiasis is caused by the infestation of fly larvae in human tissues and it presents immunodeficiency, poor hygiene, or malignant neoplasias as predisposing chronic diseases.

Objective: To describe a clinical case of myiasis associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in an elderly patient.

Case Presentation: A 60-year-old male, black, smoker, and alcoholic patient with OSCC, who refused initial cancer treatment and sought hospital care with an extensive facial lesion and approximately 150 larvae in the extraoral region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2020.05.015DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7264952PMC

Diversity of Calliphoridae and Mesembrinellidae (Diptera: Oestroidea) in a Mangrove, Restinga, and Forest Landscapes From a Lagoon Complex on an Atlantic Forest Coastline (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

J Med Entomol 2020 May 30. Epub 2020 May 30.

Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Diptera Mesembrinellidae present great ecological importance as potential bioindicators and Calliphoridae stand out for their medical-sanitary importance as potential vectors of pathogens and causes of human and animal diseases such as myiasis. They beneficially aid in elucidating crimes in forensic entomology, contributing to determine the postmortem interval (PMI) and assisting in the healing process of necrotic wounds in larval therapy. This study aimed to inventory the Calliphoridae and Mesembrinellidae fauna in order to evaluate structural parameters and to apply faunal indexes in catching species in the Itaipu-Piratininga lagoon complex, in Niterói (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa091DOI Listing

Insecticidal Activity of L. on Causing Myiasis.

Plants (Basel) 2020 May 22;9(5). Epub 2020 May 22.

Instituto de Investigación e Innovación en Salud, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Central de Chile, Santiago 8330507, Chile.

Background: L. (Solanaceae) generally known as henbane, is commonly distributed in Europe and Asia. In Turkey, henbane seeds have been used in folk medicine to remove worms from the eyes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/plants9050655DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7284550PMC

Effects of long-term indiscriminate use of macrocyclic lactones in cattle: Parasite resistance, clinical helminthosis, and production losses.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2020 Apr 4;20:100381. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Departamento de Clínica de Grandes Animais (DCGA), Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Av. Roraima 1000, Santa Maria, RS 97105-900, Brazil.

Our aims were to describe a case of clinical helminthosis caused by parasite resistance to macrocyclic lactones (MLs) after the long-term frequent use of these drugs in a cattle herd, and to evaluate the production losses prevented by the use of an effective anthelmintic treatment to control these resistant gastrointestinal nematodes (GINs). A case of clinical helminthosis culminating in the death of steers was investigated, the history of the antiparasitic treatments used during an 11-year period in the herd was assessed, and an efficacy test involving seven different drugs was performed. Thereafter, two groups of heifers naturally infected by ML-resistant GINs were formed and strategically treated with either a highly effective (levamisole) or less effective drug (doramectin) over a 9-month period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2020.100381DOI Listing

First report of furuncular myiasis in a domestic dog caused by Dermatobia hominis (Linnaeus, 1781) in Colombia.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2020 Apr 21;20:100402. Epub 2020 Mar 21.

Universidad de Santander, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Naturales y Agropecuarias, Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias Agropecuarias (GICA), Bucaramanga, Colombia.

This paper reports a case of furuncular myiasis caused by Dermatobia hominis in a domestic dog from Colombia. A male domestic dog, German shepherd breed, of approximately 2 years old was brought for medical consultation. The reason was the presence of one furuncular lesion and discomfort in the patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2020.100402DOI Listing

Carnauba wax enhances the insecticidal activity of entomopathogenic fungi against the blowfly Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae).

J Invertebr Pathol 2020 May 19;174:107391. Epub 2020 May 19.

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Agro-ambientali, Universitá di Pisa, PI 56124, Italy. Electronic address:

Blowfly, Lucilia sericata (Diptera: Calliphoridae), is a problematic synanthropic insect pest, a vector of microbial pathogens, and the causal agent of secondary myiasis. Fungal biopesticides are considered eco-friendly tools, alternative to synthetic pesticides, for the control of arthropod pests; however, to date, little is known about their bioactivity against blowflies. In this study, we assessed the insecticidal activity of three well-known entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana, Beauveria pseudobassiana and Akanthomyces muscarius against L. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2020.107391DOI Listing

Massive Orbital Myiasis Caused by Complicating Eyelid Malignancy.

Case Rep Ophthalmol Med 2020 30;2020:5618924. Epub 2020 Apr 30.

Department of Ophthalmology, Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba, Israel.

. To report a case of massive orbital myiasis caused by the larvae of , complicating eyelid malignancy. . Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/5618924DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7210513PMC

Animal industry and veterinary science in eastern New Guinea: World War II to Independence, 1975.

Aust Vet J 2020 May 12. Epub 2020 May 12.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra, Australia.

We have described the efforts of the Australian administration of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea (TPNG) to establish a veterinary service and viable animal industries. These efforts began with planning before the end of World War II in 1945 and continued until independence in 1975. Whereas pre-war cattle had mostly been used to control grass on plantations, post-war, the objective was to use the country's extensive, unoccupied grasslands for cattle production. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avj.12945DOI Listing

Cutaneous Myiasis: An Unusual Cause of Posterior Auricular and Occipital Lymphadenopathy in a Toddler.

Cureus 2020 Apr 7;12(4):e7581. Epub 2020 Apr 7.

Pediatrics, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, USA.

Cutaneous myiasis is a condition that involves an infestation of fly larvae into human tissue, most commonly caused by Dermatobia (D.) hominis or the bot fly. While this is a condition most commonly seen in tropical regions of the globe due to increased travel to endemic regions, physicians must increasingly be aware of this as a potential diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7759/cureus.7581DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7205375PMC

Chrysomya bezziana (Diptera: Calliphoridae) infestation in two Malaysian cats treated with oral lotilaner.

Vet Dermatol 2020 Apr 22. Epub 2020 Apr 22.

Lynn Veterinary Clinic, 39 JLN Opera K U2/K, TMN TTDI Jaya, 40150, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.

The most common fly species associated with screwworm myiasis in Southeast Asia is Chrysomya bezziana (Ch. bezziana), the Old-World screwworm. Treatment of screwworm myiasis in cats traditionally has comprised subcutaneous injection of ivermectin or oral administration of nitenpyram, combined with aggressive tissue debridement and larval removal under general anaesthesia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vde.12855DOI Listing

[Myiasis by Cochliomyia hominivorax in Argentina].

Medicina (B Aires) 2020 ;80(2):185-188

Cátedra Microbiología Clínica, Departamento de Bioquímica Clínica, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Miasis is the infestation of man and animals by larvae of flies belonging to the order Diptera, suborder Cyclorrapha. Eighty percent of miasis in Argentina is caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax, a species that induces pronounced tissue invasion and destruction, and results in severe clinical forms. Because of the aggressiveness of its larvae, it is important to reach a specific etiological diagnosis. Read More

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test for the evaluation of the efficacy of topical products for the control of larvae.

Parasitology 2020 Jun 1;147(7):816-821. Epub 2020 Apr 1.

Universidade de Franca (UNIFRAN), Av. Dr Armando Salles Oliveira, 201, Parque Universitário, Franca, SP, 14404-600, Brazil.

Cochliomyia hominivorax larvae cause myiasis in animals and humans. To register a commercial product to control this dipteran is necessary to experiment on animals. The in vitro test was standardized to evaluate the larvicidal efficacy of commercial topical products. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182020000499DOI Listing

Frequency and prevalence of clinical conditions and therapeutic drugs used in dog and cat at Teaching Veterinary Hospital, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.

J Adv Vet Anim Res 2020 Mar 19;7(1):156-163. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Department of Pathology and Parasitology, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Objective: This study was carried out to determine the frequency and prevalence of clinical conditions and their treatment, especially antibiotics in dogs and cats.

Materials And Methods: A period of 12-month retrospective study was conducted at the Teaching Veterinary Hospital, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chittagong, Bangladesh from July 2018 to June 2019. A total of 849 cases, including 488(57. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2020.g405DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7096116PMC

Molecular Characterization and Phylogenetic Analyses of Larvae Causing Human Naso-pharyngeal Myiasis Based on CO1 Barcode Sequences

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2020 Mar;44(1):43-47

Erciyes University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Parasitology Department, Kayseri, Turkey

Objective: The identification and molecular characterization of the bot fly larvae from an infected human with naso-pharyngeal myiasis in Turkey were aimed in this study.

Methods: A total of 8 bot fly larvae from a 49-year-old woman with naso-pharyngeal infection in Adana province constituted the materials of this study. Morphological identification was performed on the larvae according to described keys. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/tpd.galenos.2020.6852DOI Listing

Evaluation of Chilean Boldo Essential Oil as a Natural Insecticide Against Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae).

J Med Entomol 2020 Mar 21. Epub 2020 Mar 21.

Departamento de Microbiologia e Parasitologia, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro CEP, Brasil.

Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) is a vector of enteric bacteria, protozoa, helminths, and viruses. These Diptera can also be responsible for secondary myiasis in several animal species. Therefore, it is easy to understand the relevance of studies focusing on C. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjaa051DOI Listing

Modeling current and future global distribution of Chrysomya bezziana under changing climate.

Sci Rep 2020 Mar 18;10(1):4947. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, 11566, Egypt.

In the last few years, significant changes in climate have had a disparate effect on biodiversity. The influences of these changes are random and unpredictable. The resurgence of insect pests, especially of medical and veterinary importance, often corresponds with climate changes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61962-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7080715PMC
March 2020
5.078 Impact Factor

Myiasis.

Clin Case Rep 2020 Mar 5;8(3):586. Epub 2020 Feb 5.

Department of Breast and Plastics Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Sheffield UK.

Late presentation of breast cancer is more likely to be complicated and fatal. Local invasion, tissue destruction, skin lose, and superadded infection/infestation make surgical intervention very challenging. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ccr3.2711DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7069856PMC

Emerging pathogens: A case of and bacteremia.

IDCases 2020 15;19:e00723. Epub 2020 Feb 15.

UPMC Pinnacle, 111 S. Front St., Harrisburg, PA, 17101, United States.

and are rare causes of infection in humans and have been linked to infestation with fly larvae in open wounds. Both organisms are emerging causes of disease globally and co-infection resulting in bacteremia is rare. An 82-year-old male with bilateral lower extremity infections was hospitalized due to fall with associated right lower extremity pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00723DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7037535PMC
February 2020

, , and Essential Oils: A Spiced Shield against Blowflies.

Insects 2020 Feb 25;11(3). Epub 2020 Feb 25.

Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment- University of Pisa, via del Borghetto 80, 56126 Pisa, Italy.

Blowflies are known vectors of many foodborne pathogens and unintentional human ingestion of maggots by meat consumption may lead to intestinal myiasis. In fact, the control of insect pests is an important aspect of industrial and home-made food processing and blowflies (Diptera: Calliphoridae), which are among the most important pests involved in the damage of meat products. Most spices, largely used in food preparations and industry, contain essential oils that are toxic and repellent against insects and exert antimicrobial activity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects11030143DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7143423PMC
February 2020

Efficacy and safety of dimeticones in the treatment of epidermal parasitic skin diseases with special emphasis on tungiasis: an evidence-based critical review.

Braz J Infect Dis 2020 Mar - Apr;24(2):170-177. Epub 2020 Feb 24.

Charité University Medicine, Institute of Microbiology and Infection Immunology, Berlin, Germany.

Epidermal parasitic skin diseases encompass scabies, pediculosis, cutaneous larva migrans, myiasis, and tungiasis. Tungiasis is probably the most neglected of all Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD). It occurs in South America, the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa and affects marginalized populations where people live in extreme poverty. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjid.2020.01.004DOI Listing
June 2020
1.096 Impact Factor

Furuncular myiasis in Italian traveler returning from Kenya.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2020 Jan 31;14(1):114-116. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

UOC Microbiologia e Virologia, ASST "Papa Giovanni XXIII", Bergamo, Italia.

Myiasis has been defined as the infestation of organs and/or tissues with dipterous larvae. They are especially widespread in tropical and subtropical areas. Cutaneous myiasis is its most frequent clinical presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.11560DOI Listing
January 2020

Human myiasis in Ecuador.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2020 02 21;14(2):e0007858. Epub 2020 Feb 21.

Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, de la Salud y la Vida, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador.

We review epidemiological and clinical data on human myiasis from Ecuador, based on data from the Ministry of Public Health (MPH) and a review of the available literature for clinical cases. The larvae of four flies, Dermatobia hominis, Cochliomyia hominivorax, Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis, and Lucilia eximia, were identified as the causative agents in 39 reported clinical cases. The obligate D. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0007858DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7055958PMC
February 2020

Nosocomial Myiasis Caused by (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a Pediatric Patient in Mexico.

Case Rep Infect Dis 2020 29;2020:1285459. Epub 2020 Jan 29.

Departamento de Nutrición y Bioprogramación, Instituto Nacional de Perinatología, Secretaría de Salud Montes Urales 800, Lomas de Virreyes, Alcaldía Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11000, Mexico City, Mexico.

Prevention of nosocomial myiasis, or hospital-acquired larvae infestation, should be an essential part of all hospital infection control programs. However, little is known about nosocomial myiasis, despite the extensive medical and psychological effects it has on patients and their families and the negative effects it has on hospitals' reputation and finances. This report describes a case of nosocomial myiasis of a 13-year-old boy who was admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit for congestive heart failure, anemia, uremic encephalopathy, hypertension, and severe respiratory distress. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2020/1285459DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7008277PMC
January 2020

Ocular myiasis secondary to Dermatobia hominis.

Can J Ophthalmol 2020 Feb 14. Epub 2020 Feb 14.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjo.2020.01.004DOI Listing
February 2020

First report of myiasis in dogs caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel 1858) in Colombia.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2020 Jan 27;19:100356. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Universidad de Santander, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Naturales y Agropecuarias, Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias Agropecuarias (GICA), Bucaramanga, Colombia. Electronic address:

This paper reports for the first time in Colombia, two myasis cases caused by Cochliomyia hominivorax in stray dogs. Clinical examination of both patients revealed fever and a large wound at the palpebral level on the right side, and multiple perforating wounds in the right posterior limb where larvae were found. The treatment applied was the manual removal of larvae in the dogs, and subsequent eye enucleation in one dog due to the total loss of the upper right eyelid and the severe mechanical damage that the cornea received. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vprsr.2019.100356DOI Listing
January 2020

Umbilical Myiasis by in an Infant in Colombia.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2019 22;6:292. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Grupo de Investigación en Biomedicina, Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas, Pereira, Colombia.

Myasis is the infestation by fly larvae (Diptera) in live vertebrates including humans. Myasis has been reported most commonly in tropical and subtropical areas around the world with poor sanitation and presence of cattle. Neonatal umbilical myiasis is an important cause of death in bovines and produces major economic losses in the livestock industry. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2019.00292DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6987426PMC
January 2020

Ectoparasites of Cattle.

Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 2020 Mar;36(1):173-185

Entomology and Plant Pathology Department, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7616, 1575 Varsity Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695-7616, USA.

Diverse groups of ectoparasitic arthropods cause significant morbidity and mortality in most of the approximately 1.49 billion head of cattle worldwide. Hematophagous ectoparasites (ie, blood-feeding flies, myiasis-causing flies, lice, mites, ticks) are the most important in cattle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cvfa.2019.12.004DOI Listing

Concurrent ophthalmomyiasis externa and aural myiasis: A case report in an urban hospital in the United States.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2020 Mar 8;17:100590. Epub 2020 Jan 8.

Department of Ophthalmology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Purpose: To describe a case of concurrent ophthalmomyiasis externa and aural myiasis in a patient presenting with headache, right eye pain and blurred vision in an urban hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Observations: Myiasis is the parasitic infestation of a live mammal with fly larvae that feed and grow on host tissue. Predominantly described in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, it is rarely reported in the United States. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2020.100590DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6994286PMC

Sarcophagid Myiasis in the Bufonid in Panama.

J Wildl Dis 2020 Feb 4. Epub 2020 Feb 4.

Centro de Biodiversidad y Descubrimiento de Drogas, Instituto de Investigaciones, Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología (INDICASAT-AIP), City of Knowledge, Apartado 0843-01103, Panamá, Republic of Panama.

is a small terrestrial bufonid that occurs in Ecuador, Colombia, and Panama. Between January 2014 and October 2015, we inspected 339 from Panama and report myiasis in eight of these toads. All infested toads were male and presented with mobile dark fly larvae visible beneath the ventral skin. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.7589/2018-05-121DOI Listing
February 2020

A world review of reported myiases caused by flower flies (Diptera: Syrphidae), including the first case of human myiasis from Palpada scutellaris (Fabricius, 1805).

Parasitol Res 2020 Mar 31;119(3):815-840. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Departamento Ciencias Ambientales y Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado 99, 03080, Alicante, Spain.

Rat-tailed larvae of the syrphid species Palpada scutellaris (Fabricius, 1805) are documented causing an enteric human myiasis in Costa Rica. This is the first time that the genus Palpada is recorded as a human myiasis agent. We report a 68-year-old woman with intestinal pain and bloody diarrhea with several live Palpada larvae present in the stool. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-020-06616-4DOI Listing

How deadly sarcophagid fly larvae are for anurans? New interactions and review to Neotropical region.

Parasitol Res 2020 Apr 31;119(4):1415-1422. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Laboratório de Interações Biológicas, Departamento de Zoologia, Setor de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, 81531-980, Brazil.

Myiasis is defined as the infestation of living or necrotic tissues of vertebrates by dipteran larvae. In amphibians, it can be caused by fly larvae belonging to families Calliphoridae, Chloropidae, Muscidae, and Sarcophagidae. In this study, we report new records and infestation intensity of myiasis in anurans from two localities of the Atlantic Forest in southern Brazil, and also present a list with myiasis caused by flesh fly Sarcophagidae species in anurans of the Neotropical region. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-020-06613-7DOI Listing

Update on parasitic dermatoses.

An Bras Dermatol 2020 Jan - Feb;95(1):1-14. Epub 2019 Dec 31.

Department of Dermatology, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Tropical Dermatology Outpatient Clinic, Fundação Alfredo da Matta de Dermatologia, Manaus, AM, Brazil.

These are cutaneous diseases caused by insects, worms, protozoa, or coelenterates which may or may not have a parasitic life. In this review the main ethological agents, clinical aspects, laboratory exams, and treatments of these dermatological diseases will be studied. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.abd.2019.12.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7058862PMC

Orbital myiasis: A case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2020 Jan;99(4):e18879

Department of Ophthalmology.

Rationale: Myiasis is a parasitic disease caused by fly larvae of the Diptera order that infest human and other vertebrate animal tissues. Orbital myiasis is a potentially destructive infestation of the orbital tissues, which may affect individuals with previous ocular diseases or disorders of consciousness.

Patient Concerns: A 72-year-old man presented with a complaint of repeated pain for two years after trauma to his right eyelid and aggravated symptoms with larvae wriggling out for 2 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000018879DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7004749PMC
January 2020

Primary Myiasis in Surgical Wound of Mandible Symphisis Fracture.

Case Rep Pathol 2019 30;2019:5393405. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil.

A 42 year old patient was referred to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Federal University of Uberlândia, for treatment of mandibular fractures (condyles and symphysis), a victim of a run over. The symphysis was surgically approached, using as surgical access the pre-existing laceration in the submental region. Five days after discharge, the patient returned with dehiscence of the wound and physical examination showed infestation by larvae in the symphysis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/5393405DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6955112PMC
December 2019

Evidence for rapid downward fecundity selection in an ectoparasite (Philornis downsi) with earlier host mortality in Darwin's finches.

J Evol Biol 2020 Jan 21. Epub 2020 Jan 21.

College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia.

Fecundity selection is a critical component of fitness and a major driver of adaptive evolution. Trade-offs between parasite mortality and host resources are likely to impose a selection pressure on parasite fecundity, but this is little studied in natural systems. The 'fecundity advantage hypothesis' predicts female-biased sexual size dimorphism whereby larger females produce more offspring. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13588DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7217188PMC
January 2020

Daily and seasonal variation of muscid flies (Diptera: Muscidae) in Chiang Mai province, northern Thailand.

Acta Trop 2020 Apr 17;204:105348. Epub 2020 Jan 17.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand. Electronic address:

Flies of the family Muscidae, or muscids, are of medical and veterinary importance worldwide due to their recognition as nuisance pests and myiasis-producing agents. Effective control of muscids requires biological information on population dynamics daily and across seasons. In this study, such patterns were investigated in three different microhabitats (e. Read More

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April 2020
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Human ophthalmomyiasis caused by Oestrus ovis-first report from Croatia and review on cases from Mediterranean countries.

Parasitol Res 2020 Mar 18;119(3):783-793. Epub 2020 Jan 18.

Department for Bacteriology and Parasitology, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Savska cesta 143, 10 000, Zagreb, Croatia.

Oestrus ovis is the most common cause of human ophthalmomyiasis. So far, majority of ophthalmomyiasis cases have been reported from Mediterranean countries, but not from Croatia. In current study, we present first two cases of human ophthalmomyiasis in Croatia, caused by O. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00436-019-06599-xDOI Listing

Image Gallery: A case of botfly myiasis due to Dermatobia hominis in the U.S.A. with no history of international travel.

Br J Dermatol 2020 Jun 15;182(6):e184. Epub 2020 Jan 15.

Department of Dermatology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjd.18846DOI Listing

A case of malignant syphilis complicated with myiasis in Northeast China.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2020 Jul-Aug;86(4):470

Department of Dermatology, Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_912_17DOI Listing
January 2020
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Morphological and initial  molecular characterization of Clogmia albipunctatus larvae (Diptera: Psychodidae) causing urinary myiasis in Egypt.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2019 12 23;13(12):e0007887. Epub 2019 Dec 23.

Medical Parasitology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt.

Myiasis is the infestation of human tissues by dipterous fly larvae of the class Insecta. Clogmia albipunctatus, family Psychodidae, is one of the most medically important insects that cause human myiasis. The aim of the present study is the morphological identification and the molecular characterization of moth flies causing many cases of urinary myiasis in Egypt, based on sequencing of the mitochondrial DNA of the larvae. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6927617PMC
December 2019

An Oral Myiasis Case Caused by Diptera (Calliphoridae) Larvae in Turkey

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2019 Dec;43(4):213-215

Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Parasitology, Van, Turkey

The objective of the present study is to present a patient with oral myiasis caused by Calliphoridae larvae. The patient was a 63-year-old male who was transferred from Van Closed Prison to Yüzüncü Yıl University, Faculty of Medicine Research and Application Hospital. Five alive larvae localized in different points of gingival region were observed during routine oral cleaning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4274/tpd.galenos.2019.6268DOI Listing
December 2019

[Oestrus ovis ophthalmomyiasis at an urban area in Southern Peru].

Rev Chilena Infectol 2019 Jun;36(3):384-386

Universidad Nacional de San Agustín de Arequipa, Arequipa, Perú.

Ophthalmomyiasis is the ocular infestation by dipterous larvae. It has been described in patients from rural areas, poor hygiene, or contact with animals. However, there are sporadic reports of this infestation in urban areas. Read More

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Intratracheal myiasis followed by tracheal-esophageal fistula: report of a rare case and literature review.

BMC Infect Dis 2019 Dec 17;19(1):1060. Epub 2019 Dec 17.

Departments of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Lianhua Road, Shenzhen, 518036, Guangdong, China.

Background: To enhance awareness of the clinical features and prevention of endotracheal myiasis.

Case Presentation: A case of intratracheal myiasis is reported. A 61-year-old male patient with a history of laryngectomy was admitted to hospital due to tracheostomal hemorrhage of 3 h duration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12879-019-4679-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6918650PMC
December 2019

Furuncular myiasis of the scalp associated with pigmented basal cell carcinoma: First case diagnosed in Albania.

Dermatol Ther 2020 01 30;33(1):e13198. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Department of Psychodermatology, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw, Michigan.

We are reporting a case of myiasis associated with pigmented basal cell carcinoma. This is the first reported case from Albania and Balkan peninsula. Correct diagnosis and prompt treatment may prevent a disastrous and destructive course of the disease and may lead to improved quality of life. Read More

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January 2020

Muscle attachment site patterns for species determination in West Palaearctic Wohlfahrtia (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) of medical and veterinary importance.

Sci Rep 2019 12 16;9(1):19151. Epub 2019 Dec 16.

Department of Ecology and Biogeography, Faculty of Biological and Veterinary Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Lwowska 1, 87-100, Toruń, Poland.

The flesh fly genus Wohlfahrtia Brauer & Bergenstamm contains at least six species of medical and veterinary importance. Traditional methods of species identification in specimens of Wohlfahrtia, however, are restricted mostly to adult forms. Muscle attachment site (MAS) patterns allow for species determination in larval forms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-55127-5DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6915748PMC
December 2019

Histological and Immunohistochemical Study of Wounds in Sheep Skin in Maggot Therapy by Using Protophormia terraenovae (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Larvae.

J Med Entomol 2020 Feb;57(2):369-376

Animal Medicine Department, Pathological Anatomy Unit, University of Extremadura. Avenida de la Universidad SN. Cáceres, España.

A study was performed to evaluate the implication of Protophormia terraenovae larvae as a surgical therapy for wounded skin. Three groups of sheep (n = 25) were considered based on larval doses. Groups 1 and 2 were artificially infested with low and high concentrations of L1 stage P. Read More

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February 2020